Category Archives: Legal Ethics

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An attorney convicted of criminal solicitation relating to gambling devices was suspended for one year by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. TribLive reported on the story The liquor-law attorney who worked with former State Rep. Marc Gergely to convince business owners….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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ICYMI: Shaw on Law and the Passions: A Discrete History @routledgebooks @dmuleicester ‏

ICYMI:Julia Shaw, De Montfort University, has published Law and the Passions: A Discrete History (Routledge Publishing, 2016). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents. Although the connection of law, passion and emotion has become an established focus in legal scholarship, the extent to which emotion has always been, and continues to be, a significant influence in informing legal reasoning, decision-making, decision-avoidance and legal judgment – rather than an adjunct – is still a matter for critical analysis. Engaging with the underlying social context in which emotional states are a motivational force – and have produced key legal principles and controversial judgments, as evidenced in a range of illustrative legal cases – Law and the Passions: A Discrete History provides a uniquely inclusive commentary on the significance and influence of emotions in the history and continuing development of legal….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Marrani on Space, Time, Justice: A New Book From Routledge Publishing @routledgebooks @Doubledegree

David Marrani, Dean, Institute of Law, Jersey, has published Space, Time, Justice: From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge, 2018). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents. This book merges philosophical, psychoanalytical and legal perspectives to explore how spaces of justice are changing and the effect this has on the development of the administration of justice. There are as central themes: the idea of transgression as the starting point of the question of justice and its archaic anchor; the relation between spaces of justice and ritual(s); the question of use and abuse of transparency in contemporary courts; and the abolition of the judicial walls with the use of cameras in courts. It offers a comparative approach, looking at spaces of justice in both the civil and common law traditions. Presenting a theoretical and interdisciplinary study of spaces of justice, it will appeal to academics in the fields….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Former Judge Suspended

The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended an attorney based on a recent guilty plea. The Tennessean reported on the charges A former Nashville General Sessions judge currently in jail awaiting a federal trial is now facing additional obstruction and theft….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Reinstated After Disbarment For Whitey Lies

An attorney admitted in 1960 and disbarred in 2008 was reinstated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Following a hearing, the Board of Bar Overseers Hearing Panel (Panel) recommended, in a thoughtful and well-reasoned written report, that the petitioner, Thomas….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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